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Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe. Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries through the National Art Pass – a neat little card that gets you free or reduced-price entry to hundreds of great cultural venues and exhibitions around the country. The podcast is produced by Whistledown.

Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe. Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries through the National Art Pass – a neat little card that gets you free or reduced-price entry to hundreds of great cultural venues and exhibitions around the country. The podcast is produced by Whistledown.
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United Kingdom

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Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe. Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries through the National Art Pass – a neat little card that gets you free or reduced-price entry to hundreds of great cultural venues and exhibitions around the country. The podcast is produced by Whistledown.

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English


Episodes

Jane Garvey and Fi Glover at Tate Liverpool

5/13/2019
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Radio 4 Woman’s Hour host Jane Garvey takes fellow BBC and Fortunately... podcast presenter Fi Glover to her hometown to visit Tate Liverpool, where they explore the gallery’s impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Inside they chat to staff about the role galleries play in challenging our understanding of the world, and talk with honesty and humour about their own responses to the work on show.

Duration:00:33:33

Andrew Hunter Murray at Jane Austen's House Museum

5/6/2019
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Writer and comedian Andrew Hunter Murray takes fellow comedian and Austentatious improv partner Amy Cooke-Hodgson along to Jane Austen’s House Museum in Hampshire, where they get to indulge their mutual passion for one of the world’s most cherished writers. As well as exploring Austen's home, they come face to face with the table on which she created some of her greatest novels, and learn more about the challenges she faced as a woman writer in the 18th century.

Duration:00:32:45

Mawaan Rizwan at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

4/29/2019
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Actor, writer and comedian Mawaan Rizwan takes his mum along to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, where they delve into the extensive collection of materials and objects relating to LGBTQI+ history, reflect on the connection between fashion, sexuality and identity, and also explore the ‘Museum of Transology’, the largest collection representing trans people in the UK.

Duration:00:34:32

Jackie Kay and Hollie McNish at Glasgow Women's Library

4/22/2019
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National Poet for Scotland Jackie Kay takes fellow poet Hollie McNish along to Glasgow Women's Library, where they delve into a rich collection of artefacts, artwork and materials tracing women's history through the ages. Inside they talk to staff about the origins of the library and discuss issues of women's representation across society, education and the arts, while also reflecting on the important role that public art and literature plays in shaping the way we see ourselves.

Duration:00:36:48

Lemn Sissay at the Foundling Museum

4/15/2019
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Poet and chancellor of Manchester University Lemn Sissay takes good friend Asif Khan along to the Foundling Museum in London, where they explore the UK’s first children’s home and first public art gallery. Inside they talk to director Caro Howell about the museum’s rich history, and reflect on the contribution artists have made to philanthropy and social welfare over the years.

Duration:00:34:24

Russell Kane at the Whitworth

4/8/2019
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Comedian Russell Kane takes his auntie Christine along to the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, where they reflect on the relationship between culture and class, tour the incredible range of artwork on show, and get to explore an exhibition that unearths the history of former Moss Side nightclub, the Reno.

Duration:00:35:04

Lloyd Langford at Cardiff Castle

12/6/2018
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Comedian Lloyd Langford takes pal and fellow funnyman Matt Forde to Cardiff Castle where they meet players in historical re-enactments, learn about medieval weaponry and venture into wartime tunnels.

Duration:00:26:22

Natalie Haynes at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

11/29/2018
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Writer and broadcaster Natalie Haynes takes her best friend Helen Bagnall to Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle, where they are transported through the ages and explore Roman treasures.

Duration:00:28:30

Beattie Edmondson at the Ashmolean Museum

11/22/2018
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Actress and writer Beattie Edmondson takes her sister Freya to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford for an afternoon of witchcraft and sorcery, where they find magical items in the museum’s collection and recall growing up in ‘mystical’ Devon.

Duration:00:28:07

Tez Ilyas at the National Football Museum

11/15/2018
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Comedian Tez Ilyas and his football fanatic dad visit the National Football Museum in Manchester, where they reminisce about childhood and Blackburn’s glory days as they put their skills to the test for penalty shoot-outs and match commentary.

Duration:00:21:43

Phil Wang and Pierre Novellie at The Postal Museum

11/8/2018
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Comedians Phil Wang and Pierre Novellie head along to The Postal Museum in London, where the pair get to indulge in some super-geeky postal history and take a ride on Mail Rail, the miniature underground railway that served as an essential part of the capital's mail system for over 70 years.

Duration:00:44:47

Cariad Lloyd at the Fashion and Textile Museum

11/1/2018
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Comedian and podcaster Cariad Lloyd takes her mum Ruth along to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, where the pair get to indulge their shared love of fashion, visit founder Zandra Rhodes’ exclusive penthouse suite, and sample the delights of the museum’s café.

Duration:00:24:24

Introducing: Meet Me at the Museum

10/15/2018
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Welcome to Meet Me at the Museum. Cariad Lloyd introduces a new podcast featuring famous faces (and friends) as they explore a favourite museum or gallery, find out about what goes on behind the scenes, and chat about life, the universe and everything.

Duration:00:03:36